Auto Repair Mint Hill; Cooling System Maintenance

Auto Repair Mint Hill; Cooling System Maintenance.  I bet this time of year you are not thinking of your  Car’s Cooling System.  The truth is, this is a critical time of year for a car’s cooling system because we experience a change in temperatures that may uncover an issue that went unnoticed when the temps were warmer.  Cooling system failure is the number 1 cause of roadside auto failure.  Your cooling system consists of not just your radiator but the hoses and belts that operate them along with the coolant or antifreeze in your system.

If your car’s antifreeze is low the fluid in your engine can freeze and crack your engine block and cause a whole host of issues. But it does not stop there, look for cracks on the surface of drive belts.  These belts can be connected to your water pump, fan etc.  they need to be in good working order.  Belts  that are worn can make a lot of noise, especially in the morning.  If you hear noise coming from your engine in the morning, this may be something that needs further investigation.  Hoses are connected to your radiator and circulate antifreeze to vital components of your car.  Make sure these are not cracked or spongy, many times hoses fail from the inside out so it can be difficult to detect if you do not know what to look for.

Additionally, a bad thermostat can result in low heater output, overheating, poor fuel economy, knocking and pinging during acceleration, high idle speed or an electric cooling fan that runs continuously.  All of these things can impact your car’s performance when the mercury falls.

Performing routine car maintenance is meant to prolong the life of your vehicle and hopefully avoid major problems that can leave you stuck on the side of the road.  Setting up a schedule with a reputable auto repair facility can take the headache out of remembering when to do what and keep you on track.
If you are looking for top quality auto repair in Mint Hill or South Charlotte area, please stop by Manchester Auto and Tire of Mint Hill or give us a call at 704-545-4597.

 

 

 

Ken Manchester